Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reminder


Reminder... we have 3 Challenges going on right now :)

Drill # 45 White Winter Mood Board




December Daily Drawing




Christmas Card Contest



And just to inspire you the S.W.A.T. Ladies have a bit of inspiration to get you started.

Created this beautiful Handmade Christmas Card, 
which is one of her favorite holiday traditions.



Created a super sweet Layout focusing on one of her favorite December traditions.

                      
Now it's your turn, just link up your project by January 2, 2015 for your chance to win! 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Basic Training-Framed Stamping

Where has this year gone??!  Can you believe it is time for our last Basic Training of 2014?   Since Christmas is right around the corner I am going to share a new technique I learned on a Christmas card.  Over at Viva Las VegaStamps! DT member Hermine is one of my stamping idols and she shared a technique with overlapped circles framing some awesome stamping....here is my take on it that technique.


You will need a piece of cardstock with 2 different size circles (different but close), ink, stamp, pen, stencil and a bit of washi tape.


I started with the larger circle.


Traced the circle.


Then used the smaller circle, offsetting and traced.  I did this a couple of times.


Then I aligned my circle to use as a mask.


Taped it with the washi and stamped the image in the circle.  I used a Viva Las VegaStamps! Santa Smoking.


I used black ink because i planned on watercoloring the image.


I used my favorite Um Wow Studio mask, star confetti, and stenciled some of the tiny stars where the lines overlapped.


I absolutely love this technique!!!  There are just so many possibilities...


All Authentique paper, Bo Bunny doily, May Arts silk ribbon, Distress Markers, Um Wow Studio star confetti and flair from the Be Merry set.


Thank you SO much for sharing a part of your day with us at this busy time of year!  I hope you are inspired to try this fun technique AND have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Extra Winter FUN!!


Hello All!

I hope that you are having a wonderful December!

Like so many crafty people out there I LOVE the idea of December Daily Albums and Handmade Christmas Cards.... But I need a push, you know juts a bit of motivation! So here you go just a little extra Christmas Cheer here at S.W.A.T! 

This month we have two extra challenges for you to link up with! 


December Daily Drawing 
&
Christmas Card Contest

 Just a few details to play along:


  1. Link your December Daily Page or Cover here at S.W.A.T with a link back to your site, by the end of the year.
  2. Anyone can enter even the S.W.A.T Team! 
  3. You can enter up to three times but you can only win once.
  4. S.W.A.T. Prize will be drawn at random. Additional prizes may be sent depending on participation.  
  5. It must be this years December Daily, No past albums please.
  6. Have fun & Make lots of memories!
***We are only able to ship to the US & Canada

Thank you so much for stopping in today!! 

WE can't wait to see what you create!! Make sure you link up soon and often!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Drill #45 White Winter Mood Board


Drill #45
White Winter Mood Board



The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like. 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win this a Fabulous Prize Pack!

                 
***International Winners will receive $20 Gift card to 
Blue Moon Scrapbooking due to shipping costs.

                                 

Before you start creating here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!

                                                                                                 Charity

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Venetia

Lanette
* Full Layout will be posted right after my Ustream 
 Wed December 17th at 8:30 PM EST.
Join me for some messy Fun!! Over at Art Anthology!


Now it's your turn, just link up your project by January 2, 2015 for your chance to win our Prize Pack!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today Make sure you stop in Monday for more December Fun!


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Winner Time :)



It's that time again!!   We have a winner to share...


For November we had two Drills that were combined for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the My Scraps & More.  This month our sponsor was Stacks of Scraps.  We greatly appreciate our 


But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!
sponsors!!!

Now...our winner was randomly selected from all of the entries....drumroll please........ 



#3 Ramya



Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email by December 20th to claim your prize. 

Stop back in soon Decembers's drills will be up soon!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Special Ops: Sugared Fruit

Beautiful decorations that glitter in the candlelight make the whole house feel like Christmas! Craft a tray of sugared fruit this year or individual pieces to decorate a wreath or the tree.

Although each piece of fruit has a variety of accordion sizes they are each made from a single circle of paper and follow these steps:

Instructions:
Step 1:Cut a 4 inch circle from cardstock.
Step 2:Score your circle into 16ths as shown in box 1 and box 2
Step 3:Cut a 1.5 inch circle out of the center.
Step 4:Bunch center of the circle together to create an accordion flower, secure to a paper circle base with adhesive. I use hot glue which looks a tad messy so I add a paper circle on top.
If you make accordion folds from circles 2.5inches or smaller you will need to cut a 1inch circle from the center.
Each piece of fruit is a stack of accordion folds (AF) glued to circles.
To get the assorted sizes of circles I used the
 Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
Check my blog, Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Here are the dimensions:
Apple and Orange:
1 inch Circle Top with loop of twine threaded.
3.75" AF, 1.5" Circle
4.25" AF, 1.5" Circle
4.5" AF, 1.5" Circle
4.25" AF, 1.5" Circle
3.75" AF, 1.5 inch Circle Base

Lemon and Lime:
.5 inch Circle Top with loop of twine
2.75" AF, 1" Circle
3" AF, 1.5" Circle
3.25" AF, 1.5" Circle
3" AF, 1" Circle
2.75" AF, 1 inch Circle Base

Pear:
.5 inch Circle with loop of twine
2.5" AF, 1.5" Circle
3" AF, 1.5" Circle
3.5"AF, 1.5" Circle
3.75" AF, 1.5" Circle
4" AF, 1.5" Circle
4.5" AF, 1.5" Circle
4.5" AF, 1.5" Circle
4" AF, 1.5 inch Circle Base

Grapes and Cherries:
.5 inch Circle with loop of twine
2" AF, .5" Circle
2.5" AF, .5" Circle
2.25" AF, 1 inch Circle Base

Scrap On!
~charity~

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Drill # 44 Turkey



The rules are simple you must create a project including items beginning with each of the letter of the word TURKEY. You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock).  Please note in your blog write up what items you used. And link back to us here :) Have fun!

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to 
shop at......



Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!

Charity
T:texture U:umber cardstock R:rub-ons K:kissed E:embossing powder Y: yellow mist



Becci
 T:tickets & twine U:under layers R:rhinestones K:kernels E:eupherma Y: yellow strip

Thread, Uniball pen, Resin frame, Knotted twine, Embossing powder, Yellow splatter

Venetia 
T- Theresa Collins border U- Unmounyed Stamp R-Ribbon K- Kraft Paper Y- "Y u use so much glitter!" and of course yellow. 


Now it's your turn, just link up your project by November 30th for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the My Scraps & More!


*** There is only one prize for the month of November so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


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